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  • Jun302016
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    GC’s Expanding to the Heartland

    We are excited to announce Generation Citizen’s expansion to Central Texas and Oklahoma City in the fall of 2016. When we passed Generation Citizen’s four-year strategic plan two years ago, expanding to new sites was a top goal, both to test our model in new geographies and to make a more effective case for the […]

  • Jun282016
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    Young People Could Have Stopped Brexit

    In the aftermath of last week’s globally consequential Brexit referendum, in which voters in the United Kingdom decided to historically break away from the European Union, much of the analysis has centered on the imbalance between the opinions of young people and the ramifications of the vote on their futures. Yet a comprehensive statistical analysis […]

  • Jun232016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles (or in this week’s case, podcasts and videos too!) that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! […]

  • Jun172016
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    Join Us: Democracy Education Youth Summit

    Generation Citizen is organizing a Democracy Education Youth Summit this summer and we want you to join us! We will bring together young people between the ages of 14-18 from across the country for this training and leadership convening, taking place Monday, August 1st – Wednesday, August 3rd in New York City. All expenses will be covered for attendees, but you must apply. The […]

  • Jun092016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! Close the Political Participation Deficit, US News: As this […]

  • May232016
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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM MASSACHUSETTS CIVICS DAY SPRING 16

    The worst of it all is that I don’t know if tonight I’ll die, or tomorrow, or the day after that. When I’m coming home from school, I’m not thinking about what assignments are due tomorrow, I’m thinking about whether or not I’ll live to see a tomorrow. I’m tired. I’m tired of living in […]

  • May122016
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    VOTE16 HEADS TO THE BALLOT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    Young people showed up, spoke out, and their voices were heard loud and clear in San Francisco, giving the city’s voters an historic opportunity this November to approve a charter amendment lowering the voting age to 16 for local elections. The Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to place the measure on the ballot, a result directly impacted by powerful testimony […]

  • Apr222016
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    Skyliya Briggs Shares Her Story

    Below is an Op-Ed written by a Generation Citizen class of 11th graders with Ms. Soljane Martinez at Highlander Charter School. Skyliya wrote a letter about her experience as a teen mother a year ago for their school paper, and with the assistance of the class, they have edited that letter to become a call […]

  • Apr152016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! Civic Education in the Age of Trump, The Atlantic: Public […]

  • Mar212016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help dropouts […]

  • Mar042016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! The Governing Cancer of Our Time,’ New York Times: […]

  • Feb262016
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    100+ Youth Influence San Francisco Board of Education in Voting Age Decision

    As someone who works to empower youth voice and encourage them to get civically involved, I recently had great occasion to celebrate.  As this linked press release shows, nearly 100 youth from all corners had turned out at the San Francisco Board of Education meeting to express their passionate arguments as to why they should […]

  • Feb192016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! Making Voting Easier Doesn’t Increase Turnout, Stanford Social Innovation […]

  • Feb172016
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    Doing “That Which we Choose to do Together”

    My friend Rob Wilson-Black, the chief executive of Sojourners, often says “Government is just a word we use to mean that which we choose to do together.” But “we” only have a say in government if we organize––if we demand that say.   As the 2016 primary season has heated up, so too have discussions […]

  • Feb102016
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    Why We Should Lower the Voting Age

    Now that the Iowa caucus is in the books and the presidential field is already starting to thin, election season is officially in full swing. The political discourse is alive with debate on many important issues, and several compelling storylines have emerged. We may see the first female president, or unprecedented victories by political outsiders […]

  • Feb052016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections! Young Iowans Set Record for Republic Caucus Participation While […]

  • Jan222016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   How to be Liberal in Lower Alabama, The […]

  • Jan082016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   In Defense of ‘Slacktivism,’ The Chronicle of Higher […]

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